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Rep. Cawthorn charged with driving with his license suspended

SHELBY, NC (WNCN) — North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R) has been charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license, court records showed.

Cawthorn, who represents the state’s westernmost counties in the 11th district, was suspended on March 3 The Asheville Citizen Times reported.

The Citizen Times noted that the maximum penalty for driving with a suspended license is 20 days in prison, although a fine or probation are more common.

Records show Cawthorn is expected in court in Cleveland County on May 6.

Cawthorn also has court dates in Polk County on April 18 and in Buncombe County on May 3.

Both are for speeding. According to the Citizen Times, the Polk County incident happened Jan. 8 when Cawthorn was driving in a 70-mph zone at 87 mph. The Buncombe County citation came after he drove 89 mph in a 65-mph zone on Oct. 18.

CBS 17 reached out to Cawthorn’s office for comment on the traffic problems.

A spokesman for the Congressman’s Office said:

“Our office expects traffic issues to be resolved quickly, and we remain focused on serving the members of NC-11.”

At the age of 18, Cawthorn was partially paralyzed in a 2014 car accident in which he was a passenger.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/rep-cawthorn-charged-with-driving-with-a-revoked-license/ Rep. Cawthorn charged with driving with his license suspended

DUSTIN JONES

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